House committee releases another ridiculously expensive IRS ‘spoof’ [video]
Ways and Means Cmte has obtained another IRS parody video, an "Apprentice" spoof. This should be good.
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) September 6, 2013
Earlier this year it was learned that the IRS had spend a reported $60,000 to produce a “Star Trek” spoof video for a training seminar.
As CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson and Fox News’ Chad Pergram pointed out today on Twitter, the House Ways and Means Committee obtained and released two more videos the IRS produced. One video is a spoof of “The Apprentice,” and the other is a “behind the scenes” video showing the rather ridiculous lengths they have gone to in order to produce silly videos for meetings.
New IRS video surfaces from 2011 conference. This one spoofs "The Apprentice. Cost $10k http://t.co/U5AKozBUol
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 6, 2013
The funniest thing about “The Apprentice” spoof that cost $10,000 to produce is that in the video somebody complains about budget cuts. No, really:
Then there’s a “behind the scenes” video, showing how IRS “actors” were able to get their inner Gloria Swanson on and prepare for close-ups with professional makeup, wardrobe and all the trimmings:
It shows how the IRS employees are treated like real stars, professional makeup and all, as they prep for a show!http://t.co/Gz7UvdDJzE
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 6, 2013
@SharylAttkisson Isn't it great to know they are good stewards of our tax dollars?
— T Kain RN BSN (@kain_teresa) September 6, 2013
In addition to the above IRS waste, Lois Lerner remains on paid leave.